Train for tomorrow
The world is shifting rapidly; technology and techniques are advancing in every industry – including building and construction. To keep ahead of the game, Laura believes you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of providing your employees with high-quality learning and development.
‘The opportunity to expand employee skills not only benefits your business and clients, but it’s also a way to enhance the overall work experience for your employees,’ she says. ‘To retain your key employees, you must be willing to invest in your employees.’
Values and validation
When it comes to employee engagement, one of the best strategies you can use to encourage commitment is to define your organisation’s values and bring your people along for the ride.
Laura says a way to achieve this is by team-building exercises. ‘Ask staff to brainstorm what your business stands for and what values your employees should embody – then ask staff to compare against their own strengths and abilities,’ she says.
‘When employees buy into the organisational values, it’s a chance to share the same purpose and come together. Teamwork is all about collaboration, working together to meet mutual goals and this is a great place to start.’
You can’t expect your team to perform at their best if they don’t know what is expected of them. However, by setting clear roles and explaining the communication channels, you will give your team the confidence to take ownership, overcome challenges and efficiently problem-solve.
‘Don’t forget to be really specific with goals, performance objectives and set regular check-ins and reviews. This will give your team an understanding of what they need to achieve and how it is measured and accomplished.’